Sri Aurobindo Ashram Delhi Branch
Sri Aurobindo Education Society
| Camps and Treks
The Society regularly organizes camps and treks to many places in the country.
Camps for the year 2009
Sri Aurobindo Ashram Delhi Branch conducts several retreats on campus.
Click here for details on the Mind-Body Medicine Beyond camp being conducted at Madhuban, Ramgarh, District Nainital. Resource Person is Dr. Ramesh Bijlani.
Several Study Camps are held at Van Nivas, Nainital in May-June every year, for those looking for 10 days of peace in pollution-free cool mountain air at an idyllic hilltop retreat, combined with the elevating and inspiring study of the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Apart from enjoying the picturesque setting and the greenery of the surrounding forest, the campers
Sri Aurobindo National Integration Camps (SANIC)
Since 1987, the Society has been conduction national integration camps sponsored by the Department of Youth
The special camp activity is teaching of group singing of patriotic songs in various regional languages to participants from the
At Nainital alone, some 1500 youth coming from different parts of the country and speaking different languages benefit from such camps conducted concurrently with the Youth camps during summer and autumn months.
From April to June and during September-October, a series of 10-day youth camps are held at Van Nivas, the Himalayan Center of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi Branch at Nainital. The main camp activities are a five-day basic rock-climbing course, trekking around Nainital, yoga or keep-fit exercises, games, cultural programmes, spiritually oriented character-building talks and discussions, devotional songs and meditation.
* They work wonders for the physical and psychological health of the participants and build up their self-confidence.
* They give the youth a sense of positive direction and canalise their physical and vital energies towards a higher and nobler aim of life and along constructive and creative channels.
* They bring about a sense of unity through group singing, games, treks and community living among participants hailing from many language regions and varied cultural backgrounds.
* An appreciation of our great and rich cultural and spiritual heritage is inculcated through discourses and talks on varied topics.
* Self-awareness, consciousness and sensitivity are developed through meditation, yoga and through the words of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.
* Through talks and discussions, the campers are able to crystalize their thoughts about national problems and evolve grass root solutions to some of them for their own communities which they can help to implement.
* The participants get an opportunity to develop higher life values through cultural exchange, interaction with Ashramites and other campers, through benign influence of the ordered and creative life, through communion with nature and through the spiritual atmosphere.
* In short, the camps are a beautiful and fun-filled way to unity in diversity, the national spirit and the higher life values.
The Society has been organizing these camps since 1977 and at present over 1500 youth from various parts of the country and from different countries of the world attend these camps regularly and enjoy the experience immensely.
The Society also organizes High Altitude Treks (HAT) to select destinations in the Himalaya every year. Participation in the HAT is limited.